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Tuesday, April 20, 2004
David Alan ANDERSON, Sr.
David Alan ANDERSON, Sr.- Age 57 passed away suddenly at Disney World in Orlando, FL, in the company of family members after enjoying a wonderful day. Dearly beloved husband of 36 years of Jean Bruton Anderson; loving father of Dave, Jr. and Chris Anderson; devoted father-in-law of Julie Anderson and Joy Anderson; adoring grandfather of David III, Kerry, Christopher II, Cameron and Cole Anderson; son of the late Howard and Taimi Anderson; brother of Richard, John, Karen Pederson, Sue Allen, the late Bruce Anderson and Mary Lou Deck; brother-in-law of John Bruton, Mary Townend, Marcella and Glyn Jackson, Shirley Bruton, P atrice and Mark Cotham, Karen and Jerry Powell, Gladys Bruton, Sue Anderson, Dale Allen, and Norm Pederson; also survived by many nieces and nephews. A graduate of Westmoor High School in Daly City, Dave served his country proudly in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Dave was very active at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Daly City. While also coaching basketball and baseball, his main love was coaching soccer, which he began doing in 1976 and continued through November of 2003, both at Our Lady of Mercy and recently at St. Brendan's. He had a strong love and dedication to the game and especially to his players. Dave also served as cub master at OLM. He touched the lives of many over the years with his easygoing and fun-loving personality. A member of Teamsters Locals #921 and #853, Dave leaves many friends from most of his career working for the S.F. Chronicle from which he retired in February. Family and friends may visit after 5:30 pm and are invited to attend a Vigil Service at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 7 Elmwood Drive, Daly City, on Wednesday, April 21, at 7:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Church on Thursday, April 22 at 10 am. Committal Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made to Our Lady of Mercy School, 7 Elmwood Drive, Daly City, 94015. DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY

Robert "Bob" Bertucelli
Robert "Bob" Bertucelli passed away gently in his sleep on March 26, 2009 after a courageous battle with a brief illness. Bob, a longtime resident of Santa Rosa, and 30 year police veteran (7 years with Marin County Sheriff and 23 years with the City of Santa Rosa) will be missed by a long list of people whom he touched throughout his life, including his two sons, Jason of Sausalito, CA and Daniel of Santa Barbara, CA; his brother Ron of San Mateo, CA, his first wife and friend, Linda Henderson of Santa Rosa; daughter-in-law Sarah; daughter-in-law to-be Megan; his many friends to whom he was so close, and finally his two year old grandson Tanner whom he loved so dearly. Bob loved being a police officer for the city of Santa Rosa and was responsible for many acts of bravery that helped keep the citizens of Santa Rosa safe, But later in his life he found a more important love and that was of his family. I think it even amazed him how much he could love his grandson. He could always make you laugh, even when you didn't feel like it, and lit up a room when he walked into it. So here's to you dad. I hope you are teeing off on the 1st hole at Augusta right now with Jack, or landing a big salmon in Alaska with Tom. We will miss you. A Celebration of life to be announced.

Diane Calderoni Ferrigno
Diane Calderoni Ferrigno Passed away at home in the presence of her loving family on Feb. 22, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in San Francisco on March 7, 1946 to the late Theodore and Ann Calderoni. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Larry; daughters, Lisa and Karen (Brett Clyne); grandchild on the way; sister-in-law, Pat Loew; brothers-in-law, Bill and the late Michael Ferrigno; sister-in-law, Barbara; uncle, Jim Kusich (Gloria), many cousins, niece, nephew, great nieces and great nephews, lifelong friend, Cherie Fama (Denis) and other friends. Diane attended Westmoor High School (class of 1964) and USF School of Nursing (class of 1968). She worked in the intensive and coronary care units at Seton Hospital. She cherished caring for patients and working with her fellow nurses. Diane enjoyed the theater, opera, ballet, museums, music, fine art and travel. She treasured her annual theater trip to New York with her dear friend Arlene Dellari (Frank), and many cruises around the world including the Mediterranean, the British Isles, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Diane was a kind and caring person who devoted her life to her family and friends. She was active in numerous local and community organizations. She dedicated each day of her life to the enrichment of her family. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1310 Bayswater, Burlingame, on Saturday, March 11, 2006, at 11a.m. Funeral Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Alan Anthony Contreras Born in San Francisco on April 6, 1946 Departed in Sacramento on May 12, 2010 Celebration of Al's Life, Saturday, May 22, 2010 will be held at Duggan's Serra Mortuary in Daly City at 1 p.m. Reception will immediately follow at Estrada's Restaurant in Colma. Al was born in San Francisco, 64 years ago, to Tony and Mary Contreras (both deceased). A true gentleman, Vietnam Air Force Vet, SF State graduate with a Masters degree, an athletic background, having participated in many sports, most notably baseball, a world traveler, visiting Africa, Japan, China, Greece, Mexico, Egypt and Europe, and a retired Juvenile Probation Officer of 32 years. But most importantly, Al was an extraordinarily wonderful father to his pride and joy; and only daughter, Dawn Contreras. Al suffered a horrific fall from a cliff while he was hiking in October of last year, he had experienced a heroic recovery and came back strong, but not to the level he dreamed he would. With the help of his family and friends, especially his Sweetheart Susan Schardt, who was with him through his hiking accident and his fatal fall on Sunday, May 9th. She more than anyone, nursed him back to health after the first accident and was constantly by his side till the end. Al is survived by his daughter Dawn Contreras, siblings Gordon Contreras, & Sandy Tuohy (Dennis) and beloved uncle to Bill Tuohy and Christie Tuohy Lopez (Carlos) and adored grand uncle to Lorenzo and Alonzo Lopez and also many, many beloved cousins. Memorial donations may be made in Al's name to a POW/MIA organization or any Veteran's Hospital.

Gary Dollarhide
At rest, February 20, 1985; beloved son of Richard and Maxine Abe; dear brother of Doug and Leeann.
Memorial services February 25, 1985 at 11 am at Cypruss Lawn Chapel. Prefer contributions in Lieu of flowers to the Shanti Project, 890 Hayes St., San Francisco

Diane Marie Eichler
Diane Marie Mowat Passed away on November 4, 2006 in Roseville, CA. She was born in San Francisco, CA on April 20, 1946 and she had been a resident of Rocklin, CA for the past 20 years. She worked for the First Bank in Roseville for the past 20 years and had worked for banks for the past 42 years. Diane will be missed by her loving family; husband of 40 years, Gerald; her children Elizabeth Martin and her husband Doug, Gerald Mowat Jr. and Katherine Ann Mowat. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jason, Matthew and Laura; her mother Elizabeth Eichler and her sister Janet Rey and husband, Larry and by many nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Monday, November 13, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 4450 Granite Dr., Rocklin. Visitation will take place on Sunday, November 12, 2006 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. at Cochrane's Chapel of the Roses, 103 Lincoln St., Roseville. Interment will take place at the Rocklin District Cemetery. Donations may be made to your favorite charity in Diane's memory.

James Michael Hannigan
James Michael Hannigan died peacefully at his home in San Francisco on March 26,1996 at the age of 49. Dearly beloved brother of Lori, Lisa, Shellagh and Kelly. A native of San Francisco and long time 49ers fan. Famous for his tailgate parties and generosity. Excelled in basketball, golf and pool. He will be remembered fondly. Funeral services at Duggan's Serra Mortuary.

Michael Carl Hinkes
no obituary found
Birth Date: 6 Jul 1946
Letter from Mike received july 2007
Hi Marian. I barely knew any of the kids in our class at Westmoor, I was a regular on KPIX Dance party through my Sophmore year when I transfered to South City (boo- hated the place) I used to run with Jimmy Manning, Scott Jenkins, and a couple others that came from Ben Franklin. Dance Party had a one day cancelation notice, I showed up ready to go, and there was no more show. I did go to Dick Stewarts RE-union and birthday at the irish center in the sunset, but, only saw two I recognised, Candy, who went to Mission and was a regular on the phoney James whatsisname show like dance party but hell , he bought channel 20 and put it back on. Gabbart, that's it. Then there was Tiger,who had a diving accident in his early 20's and has had to use a walker ever since, If by chance you run into Carol Benton, Tell her I still have my teen crush on her. I was so startsruck by Carol..wonder what ever happened to her....Oh she went to Westmoor, not Dance party, although I did take her a few times.
I live in Medford Ore now, had to come up here to be near the Veteran's Domiciliary for needed surgery's after the Nam..I'm sorry to say I can't make it there, financial constrictions, and just don't deal with travel very well anymore. I'm a widower, with a 43 year old daughter about to go back to school to get her doctorate. Really proud of her. Thanks for the letter. I preciates it...GO RAMS !! ps if Mendoza or Hicks make it, tellem I said hi....Mike Hinkes Please see attached

Social Security Death Index Name: Michael Carl Hinkes Last Residence: 97501 Medford, Jackson, Oregon Born: 6 Jul 1946 Died: 15 Jul 2009

Bruce Hix
click here for an extensive write up on Bruce with memories from classmates

John Charles Hodgskiss
Born: 13 Feb 1946
Died: 31 May 1980
Remembering John Charles Hodgskiss
John seemed "to have it all" and may have been a source of envy for many of his classmates, if not for what most would have considered his good looks, then certainly for his blue and white '55 Chevy. Others might have coveted the vintage car that he was restoring, which sat in his driveway under a layer of fog and gray primer. His tall, lanky frame, with a shock of unruly hair, presented a classic image of the times when he walked down the hall between classes wearing his green letterman sweater.

He especially enjoyed his shop classes, auto and machine. On one occasion, and with an uncharacteristic display of pride, he reached in his pocket and held out the large pair of precision cut steel dice he had made. He described in detail the challenges of creating them, then touched my heart when he offered them as a gift to me. John was intelligent and appeared to delight in the precision of things. He taught me to play eight-ball in the billiard room at the Westlake Bowl. He was quite skilled and enjoyed teaching me how to set up the angles. Then he shared a technique with me that, later on, allowed me to hold my own, even against experienced pool players.

John really enjoyed the noise and the fast action at the local drag strip and stock car races. He never seemed intimidated by taking a risk. There was evidence of this in what he jokingly would refer to as having "Miller Time". (He flippantly called me "Miller".) John might telephone, but it was far more likely that he would just show up, to ask if I felt like going out. We would sometimes go to the drive-in theater in South San Francisco where he would pull off the road just outside the entrance to wait until the movie started. The movie could not start until it was dark enough and that was John's cue that it was time to sneak in. Not an easy task when you drive such an iconic, chrome laden car. With the headlights turned off, he would drive at top speed through the darkness up the EXIT lane, as if he were driving on the racetrack like a bat out of hell. (What was he thinking? Why pay for a movie he had no intention of watching?) As often as he did this, I do not recall him ever being caught.

One place that drew us back, again and again, was the Pulgas Water Temple. While others "parked" at Lake Merced, we preferred to take a long drive down Skyline Blvd, and then continue on Canada Road. Years ago, water still flowed through the monument built at the terminus of the Hetch-Hetchy Aqueduct before it reaches Crystal Springs Reservoir. It was breathtaking to look over the edge of the monument and see the force of the water. It was loud, it looked dangerous, and felt as turbulent as the times. Yet, just fifty yards away it was so quiet, as if the world was at peace. John and I could sit there and talk for hours. We talked about everything, and nothing.

Although John might chose to hear something classical at my house, he also liked music that was rock hard and loud. There was plenty of music in the Bay Area to lure him toward the counterculture. It was everywhere: Golden Gate Park, The Fillmore, The Avalon Ballroom. To me, John looked rather out of place in that crowd, like the only conservative in the room. It was not a good fit for him.

Pulling at him with greater force was Conscription, aka the draft and the Vietnam War. After my father's death, I spent a brief time with John in San Diego, where he was stationed in the Navy. He seemed out of place there, too. On coming home from the s ervice, he was a very changed man. For John, as with so many others, it was clear that "those halcyon days of youth" would r emain forever beyond his reach.

We shared other important life events; for him there was the much earlier and unexpected loss of his mother, for me, it was the death of my father. We were very close, as John would say "now and then", coming together and then drifting apart as we both came of age during the sixties. I, too, was not a good fit for him. I married in the early seventies and my contact with John began to diminish. He wrote to me but my circumstances now made it less appropriate to respond. Our last conversation took place years later, sometime in the later 1970s.

At least for me, John is worth remembering.

_written on the 34th anniversary of his death, May, 31, 2014

Carolyn Faye Hoover
Fairbanks resident Carolyn Faye Hoover, 57, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. She had been receiving treatment for leukemia since November 2002 and had undergone a stem cell transplant in May 2004.

Carolyn was born on Dec. 31, 1946, in San Francisco to Grove William and Augusta Faye Hoover. She graduated from Humbolt State University with a degree in physical education and dance. She went on to earn master's and doctoral degrees in health education from the University of Oregon. Carolyn taught high school in Chester, Calif., and at The College of the Redwoods in Arcata, Calif. In need of a change in attitude and latitude, Carolyn moved to Fairbanks in 1981 to become the curriculum director for health education for the school district. She then taught writing at North Pole Middle School for several years. Carolyn taught drama, physical education, health, and writing at Lathrop High School for many years. She coached gymnastics and the debate, drama, and forensics team. She directed many plays and musicals, infecting students with her love of all aspects of the theater. At the time of her death, Carolyn was employed as a grant writer for the Yukon-Koyukuk School District. This job allowed her to travel to the village communities and work with students in small groups. Memories of these trips were often shared with her caregivers during her illness. Carolyn was also very active in the Fairbanks theater community. She was past president of the Fairbanks Drama Association. Carolyn was known for her directing, lighting, and choreography talents. On every set, whether at the high school or community level, the audiences enjoyed finding the hidden images of Elvis and a flamingo that were her trademarks. Carolyn is survived by her brother and sister-in law, Grove W. Hoover II and Sandy Samora of Millbrae, Calif.; niece Kelli Barkett of San Fransisco; foster son Jake Nelson of Seattle; and her beloved cat Spookie. She also leaves behind many friends, colleagues, and hundreds of former students.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 4, at University Community Presbyterian Church, 3510 College Road. The Rev. Murray Richmond will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fairbanks Drama Association, 1852 Second Ave., Fairbanks, AK 99701, or the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, P.O. Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109-1024.

Later this fall, Carolyn's cremains will be scattered by her family and close friends Carl and Jill Addington in Deception Pass, Wash., a favorite, peaceful respite from the world of illness and hospitals.
Arrangements were by People's Memorial and Bleitz Funeral Home, both of Seattle.

James Patterson Hunt
Jim was born on October 16, 1946, in San Francisco, CA, and passed away peacefully on July 31, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. Jim graduated from Westmoor High, Daly City ('64), served in the U.S. Marine Corps, worked for James P. Keating Co. and Southern Wine and Spirits for 32 years. Cherished husband of 38 years to Sylvia (Lowe) and devoted father to their two children that he loved beyond measure, Sara (John) Miles and Jason (Allison) Hunt. Adoring Gpa to Johnathan Miles, Cora Miles, Jackson Hunt and Jillian Hunt expected in September. Loving brother to Marilyn Novaes (Dgerson) and inlaws Nancy and Robert Acrea; uncle to Robert Acrea Jr. (Chris), James Novaes (Heidi), Derek and Melissa Novaes and Daniella Adamson (Brian); great uncle to several nieces and nephews. Jim loved family vacations to the coast, traveling, baseball games, gardening, music, his dog Cody, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren. He was a good neighbor and friend to many. He will be remembered with love and many happy memories at all future family gatherings that he enjoyed so much. Memorial services honoring Jim's life will be held at the Arden Christian Church, 4300 Las Cruces Way, Sacramento at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 28th. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the American Liver Foundation or a charity of your choice.

Michael Glenn Kimberley, born to Jack and Virginia Kimberley on Nov. 1,1946, passed Jan. 1, 2011 at his home in Chico at the age of 64. He is survived by his wife, Wanda; son, Brent (Tara Baran); daughter, Leah Kimberley-Rewers (Nathan); mother, Virginia; sister, Cheryl Jenson (Norman); nephew, Steven; aunt Elva and uncle Bill Hartman; and cousins. He is also survived by his first wife and mother of his children, Kathryn Carter.

Michael graduated from Westmoor High in Daly City in 1964. He then went on to complete his Bachelors Degree in Political Science in 1969, followed by his Masters Degree in Administration at CSU Chico. His life's work was as an educator. He began his carreer as a teacher at Plaza Elementary School in Glenn County, and went on to become both the Principal and Superintendent until his retirement in 2003. Michael was named Glenn County Educator of the Year in 2004.

After his retirement, he enjoyed following politics on the internet, television, radio and newspaper. His hobbies included reading, traveling, bonsai and spending time with his family and friends. He truly enjoyed having his "Grand-doggies" over every Sunday while watching crime dramas on DVD. Some afternoons he could be found at Cal Java on East Ave. drinking his "Choo-Choo" specially made by his barista daughter.

The family will be scattering his remains below the Golden Gate Bridge from the deck of the Naiad on February 5, 2011. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Elks Lodge in Chico on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family is in the process of setting up the "Mr. K Memorial Fund" benefiting Plaza School. For more information, please contact the Neptune Society at (530)-345-7200. They will have the most current information available regarding the memorial fund and celebration of life.

The family encourages and welcomes ALL members of the community touched by the life of Michael Kimberley to come and remember him at the celebration of his life.

Miquette Magnusson
A memorial service will be Jan. 25, 2003 for Miquette Magnusson, who died of cancer Tuesday at her mother’s home in Santa Cruz. She was 56. Ms. Magnusson was born in San Francisco. She moved to Santa Cruz in 1970. She once lived on a remote ranch near Telluride, Colo., where she enjoyed skiing, and also in New Mexico, where she worked as a fire lookout. She also lived for a time in Spain. She spent the last 10 years traveling around America. Ms. Magnusson also worked at the Wrigley Gum Factory, Whaler’s Car Wash and, later, at UC Santa Cruz’s Kresge College. In 1976, she rode her bicycle cross country as part of the United States bicentennial celebration. She enjoyed beach volleyball and skiing. She is survived by husband John Kavchar; sister Jerelyn Magnusson of San Francisco; and brother Greg Magnusson of Ben Lomond. Joint services for Mrs. Magnusson and her late mother, Mary Ann "Mickie" Magnusson, will be 2 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Louden Nelson Center in Santa Cruz. Mary Ann "Mickie" Magnusson, who died Dec. 14, 2002 at age 78, was featured in an article in February 2002, when she threw herself a goodbye party after she learned she was dying of lung cancer. In the 1960s, she worked at a bank in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. She later recalled how Janis Joplin signed an autograph for her and how Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead, would bring in buckets of money and buy cars for everyone. Miquette Magnusson hoped that people would go out of their way to help a stranger in her memory, family members say. Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Willard Manning (Jim)
February 5, 1947 - November 4, 2009
Willard (Jim) Manning Our dear funny Papa left us after a six month battle with cancer. Jim was born Feb 5, 1947 in San Francisco to Homer Manning and Marjorie Plummer. He grew up in San Francisco and Daly City. Jim leaves this world a less funny place than when he was in it. He is survived by his wife, Carol, his devoted children, Andrea (Phil) and Eric, three beloved granddaughters, Hayley, Brooke and Camryn, his sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Jim Schwartz, his nephew, James, niece Jenny and their children. Jim was happiest at his childrens' and grandchildrens' sports events. He spent countless hours on Little League baseball fields, high school football games, soccer and volleyball games. He was one of the more recognizable and dependable men in local youth and high school sporting organizations. He was always known as the Team Dad and in his retirement became known as Team Grandpa. We love you, Papa, and although you were taken too soon you have given us the memories of someone who lived a much longer life. An open house celebration of Jim's life will be held at 1 PM on 11/14/2009 at his daughter's home. The family requests donations be made to Hospice of the Valley in lieu of flowers or other remembrances.

Ernie A Massola
Born: Feb 5, 1947
Died: May 19, 2010
Ernie passed away suddenly on May 19, 2010. He lived in Pacifica for almost 25 years.
Ernie is the son of Ernest and Emily Massola. He was a Vietnam Veteran and served his country as a member of the United States Air Force.
Mr. Massola retired after many years as a civil service employee at Fort Miley V.A. Hospital. Prior to that, he drove cars and street cars for the San Francisco Muni.
Ernie's passion was for cooking and serving delicious food to those for whom he cared. His kitchen was his laboratory.
An avid golfer for many years, he enjoyed being on the course at the crack of dawn. He loved the fog and the rain.
Ernie was a passionate, compassionate, gentle and tender human being with a very warm personality and unique sense of humor. He loved animals, birds, music, plants, and living by the ocean. He had a keen interest in history and astronomy.
Along with a host of friends and neighbors, he leaves his wife of thiry years, Joyce Massola and a brother, Bob Massola of Pleasanton, California.

Michael Albert Mathews
Born January 21, 1946
Died: July 19, 2008
Michael and his wife Lynn had been living up in the mountains above Stockton. Mike had been suffering with Diabetes for many years and was found to have a serious infection. He was taken to Roseville, CA to a hospital which has the equipment that was needed. He was told it was just a matter of days before his death and he had received his Last Rights. His wife Lynn (Terra Nova Class of 65) is staying with Mike’s sister back in the Bay Area for the winter season and is planning to return to the mountains when the weather permits. The park where they keep their house on wheels is closed from before fall through the winter.

James Albert Pasha
An accomplished Electrical Engineer in the field of computers, missile guidance systems and advanced state-of-the-art medical equipment, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2008, in Lenoir City, TN. Jim enjoyed a varied and successful career in Northern California until he retired to TN in 2003. Until his passing, he was also Technical Editor for Excellence, a magazine about Porsches, since its inception 21 years ago; an avid amateur race car driver in his younger years and a decorated veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Jim is survived by his wife, Janet Lanz of Lenoir City; his father, Albert J. Pasha of Hayward, California; and his brother, Robert J. Pasha of Yreka, CA. No local services are planned. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Loudon County Habitat for Humanity, 298 Village Square Drive, #115, Loudon, TN 37774. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865) 6WE-CARE (693-2273) www.cremationoptionsinc.com

Edward H. Raymond
The Raymond Family sadly announces the passing of their beloved Edward Raymond who died of Leukemia on October 7, 1990 at age 44.
At the request of the deceased, private services were held at the Chapel of Our Lady, Presidio, San Francisco. Donations may be sent to the Edward Raymond Children's Fund, C/O Bank of America, Box 6248, Moraga, CA 94570 or Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Ft. Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965.

Kathy (Kat) Sarubbi Baran - 1946-2013
It is with regret that I tell you that Kathy (Kat) Sarubbi Baran passed away on October 31, 2013. Enclosed is a letter from her daughter requesting some stories of a special memory of Kat or a remembrance.
Email address below.
To all of the dear people that know my mother Kat, and haven't already heard the awful news, it is with sadness and deep regret that I let everybody know that my mother passed away on October 31 at about 2 o'clock in the morning. She was one of the most special people that I have ever met in my entire life, and I had the great pleasure of calling her mom. But what most people don't know is that she had a much larger family of all of the friends of Thomas and Jordan from the neighborhood, and she took care of them all. She also had many friends from the Elks, and especially Vic and Karen who were her lifeline in Palm Coast. But her closest and dearest love was my aunt Sandy, she will be loved and missed by all. My one request is that everybody all of her family and friends, take my email and send me a memory, a funny story, or something that they know about my mom so that I can have it printed. I will put everything into a hard covered Shutterfly book so that I there can be a Momento forever of her life and how special she was to everybody. My email is acruchaga@cfl.rr.com
I look forward to hearing all of the wonderful stories about my mom, if anyone should have any questions please call me at 305-608-6122. Thank you for helping me keep my mother's memory, and her spirit for life alive.
Blessings to you all,
Adele Cruchaga

Sheila Stavish

Sheila Ann Stavish May 1, 1946 - Sept. 1, 2010 Sheila Stavish was born in Uniontown, PA and passed away in Sunnyvale, CA after a long illness. Sheila was the daughter of Joseph Stavish and Marilyn Wender Stavish. Her childhood was spent in San Luis Obispo, CA with two years spent in Japan as part of a military family. Ms. Stavish attended high school at Westmoor High School in Daly City and received a Bachelor of Arts in English from UC Berkeley. Her post-graduate work included several years of law school. After a period spent as a social worker for Contra Costa County, Sheila began a career as a writer, both as a journalist and as a medical writer for various national medical publications. Writing was Sheila's passion and her source of greatest pride and sense of accomplishment. Besides her medical and scientific writings, she was equally at home writing humor, human-interest stories, business articles, and marketing and advertising materials. She was a thorough researcher and was known for the clarity and originality of her expression. Sheila loved jazz music, flowers, Art Deco jewelry, and fashion clothing, especially accessories. She was an avid reader, a witty conversationalist, and had a great sense of humor. Giving parties was her specialty, and all events included games with prizes. Sheila was a caring and supportive friend. She was passionate about the causes she saw as important, and loved a good debate on issues of the day. Sheila was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her mother, Marilyn Stavish (Jack Hudson) and five siblings: Susan Stavish Bremond (Daniel), Joseph Stavish (Jacalyn), Patricia Stavish Hinrichs, Jane Stavish (Charles Fulcher) and James Stavish. Sheila was the proud aunt of seven nieces and nephews: Allison Hinrichs Russell (Josh), Katherine Carstensen, Lauren Stavish, Kyle Stavish, Meagan Stavish, Kelley Stavish and Bradley Fulcher, and a great-nephew and great-niece. She is also mourned by her step-mother Mary Jeanne Stavish (Angelo Caliendo) and her good friends of many years, Patrick Koltz and Mary Webb, Virginia Rich, and many other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 9, at 12 Noon at Grissom's Chapel and Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo, CA 94580. Donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, 2005 DeLa Cruz Blvd., Suite # 271, Santa Clara, Ca 95030, the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, SW, Lidburn, GA, 30047 or to a favorite charity. Grissom's Cremation & Burial Centers 925-560-0800 www.grissomsmortuary.com

Robert Steele
November 13, 1946 - February 28, 2012

William "Billy" Barthalamew Varni, Jr.
April 30, 1946 - September 3, 2004
William "Billy" Varni, passed way on Friday, September 3, 2004 at his home in Stockton. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, and co-owner of Stockton Joe's. He is survived by his wife, Angelica Varni; step-daughter, Michelle Ramirez; two grandsons, Nicholas Angelo Ramirez and William Ramirez; and his nephew and business partner, Michael Varni, all of Stockton, as well as a host of other family and friends. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Presentation, 6715 Leesburg Pl., Stockton, on Thursday, September 9, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. Committal will be private. Wallace-Martin Funeral Home, 520 N. Sutter St., Stockton is in charge of arrangements.

George Phillip Vigren
Born: 6 Nov 1946
Died: 9 Feb 2010
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
FUNERAL Announcement
George Phillip Vigren, who fell asleep in the Lord on February 9, was buried February 18. He is survived by a nephew, Pablo Vigren and by his conservator, Debra J. Dolch.

Larry Peter Westre
Oct. 3, 1946 - Feb. 7, 2014
Resident of Sunnyvale

Much loved husband, father and friend, Larry leaves behind his wife, Yvonne, daughters and their husbands, Leah and Jason Davis, and Alexa and Dave Watrous. He will be missed by grandchildren Jared, Annika, Brandon and Toren. Born and raised in San Francisco, Larry met the love of his life in high school and raised his family in Sunnyvale. He worked at GTE/General Dynamics in Mt. View for 38 years and was a member of the Sons of Norway. He coached softball and soccer for Metro, Homestead High School, San Jose Strikkers, and AYSO.

A Celebration of Larry's life will be held at Vista restaurant at Sunnyvale Municipal Golf Course on Feb. 12 at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Casa Hogar de Ninas Santa Maria de Guadalupe PO Box 5086 San Luis, AZ 85349. Skol! -

Stefni Anne Winter Agin

Stephni died September 4, 2008 after a 17-month battle with cancer.

She was born in Long Beach, CA, in 1946. Her parent met each other folk dancing, but her father died when she was only 5 years old. When she was 16, her mother started taking Stefni to folk dances in the San Francisco region. She loved it, and soon was a participant in Scottish Country Dance under the direction of Stuart Smith, and a member of the Sokoli Balkan Dance Ensemble.

She met her husband Jerry at a Kolo dance. Jerry had two children from a former marriage living with him, Rebecca and Miriam, who were 7 and 5 years old at the time Stefni and Jerry married. Stefni took over the mothering duties, and helped raise these two girls to adulthood.

The family moved to the Pittsburgh region in 1979. Stefni and her husband were members and participants in the Tuesday Night Folk Dance group and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. She was a frequent attendee at folk singing and storytelling events. In 1975 and 1976 Jerry and Stefni attended a summer camp at Sweets Mill, California, which became the precursor to Balkan Music Camp. Stefni first went to Balkan Music Camp at Buffalo Gap, WV, in 1986, and she and Jerry have attended every annual camp since then.

She earned a B. A. from San Jose State University. She studied in the Folk Arts Program at the Tamburitzans at Duquesne University, but did not complete her Masters degree. From 1987 until 1998, she was employed by the University of Pittsburgh as a secretary in the Intelligent Systems Program. For the past 10 years or so, she has been active as a volunteer tutor of English as a Second Language through the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. Stefni was a founding member of The Balkan Babes, a women's vocal group that has performed at festivals around Pittsburgh for over 15 years.

She was a collector. She owned approximately 30 complete folk costumes from around the world, principally the Balkan region of Europe. Many of the costumes were purchased on any of numerous trips overseas. She had an extensive collection of books about costumes and folk music, as well as records, CDs, and tapes.

In 2007, she was found to have an extremely rare type of breast cancer known as malignant adenomyoepithelioma. A lung was removed in April of that year, and she was believed to be free of cancer until a CT scan in November showed new metastases. She underwent several rounds of chemotherapy, but none of them proved effective. She died peacefully at home with her husband at her side.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Agin, her daughters Rebecca Agin of Mountain View, CA, and Miriam Riles of Waco, TX, her brother Charles Winter of Corpus Christi, TX, and two grandsons.

A memorial gathering for Stefni Agin was be held at 3 PM on Sunday, September 14, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

Donations may be made to the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, 100 Sheridan Square, 4th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

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